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Health News - Cholesterol

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil
A network meta-analysis of 55 studies suggests that safflower, rape, sunflower, and other seed oils are the best vegetable oils for improving cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

Does 'bad' cholesterol deserve its bad name?
A new study challenges the long-held belief that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol causes heart disease, and that statins benefit cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk
Researchers warn that fluctuations in a series of health measurements, including body weight, are linked with a heightened risk of cardiovascular events. (Medical News Today)

How many is too many eggs?
Many people add eggs to their diet to increase their protein intake. Although research once linked eggs to cholesterol, it has now proven that people can consume eggs safely. There is no set number of eggs a person should eat. Most people can eat 1–3 eggs per day. Learn more about how many eggs you should eat here. (Medical News Today)

What are some low-carb bread alternatives?
Many people choose to avoid bread for health reasons. They may be trying to lose weight on a low-carb or ketogenic diet or might be intolerant to gluten. Bread alternatives include cloud bread, eggplant, and nori sheets. Here, learn about some bread alternatives for making sandwiches, wraps, and other popular meals. (Medical News Today)

Cardiovascular disease: Study finds best drugs for prevention
A large cohort study finds out which treatments work best to prevent cardiovascular events in individuals with hypertension and other risk factors. (Medical News Today)

'Good' cholesterol: How much is too much?
According to new research, after a certain point, ‘good’ cholesterol becomes bad for you, raising the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death. (Medical News Today)

High cholesterol early in life boosts heart disease risk
The findings of a new study suggest that cholesterol levels should be measured and kept in check much earlier in life so as to avoid cardiovascular harm. (Medical News Today)

What fast foods can you eat on a low-carb diet?
Many people choose to follow a low-carb diet. This means eating out can be a challenge. It is especially true of fast food restaurants. There are, though, many alternatives and substitutes that people can select, which allows them to stick to their diet. Learn more about what fast foods you can eat on a low-carb diet. (Medical News Today)

How are thyroid and cholesterol related?
The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones that regulate many bodily functions. However, when thyroid levels are too high or too low, they can affect cholesterol levels in the body. This article looks at how thyroid hormones and cholesterol are linked, and what treatments are available to correct any imbalances. (Medical News Today)

What is a lipoma?
A lipoma is a small, fatty lump that grows under a person’s skin. Lipomas typically appear on the shoulders, trunk, neck, or armpits. It is not clear what cause lipomas, but they are usually harmless. Surgeons can remove lipomas for cosmetic reasons or if they are causing pain or other symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Does 'good cholesterol' really protect heart health?
It has been generally accepted that high levels of 'good cholesterol' protect the heart. But new research questions this, urging specialists to reassess. (Medical News Today)

Is it true that 'healthy obesity' boosts death risk?
New research questions whether metabolically healthy obesity — obesity without diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol — actually increases mortality. (Medical News Today)

Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys
In a first-of-its kind study, genome editing is proven to reduce 'bad' cholesterol in large animals. The findings pave the way for human clinical trials. (Medical News Today)

What to know about reduced blood flow to the brain
The brain requires constant blood flow for it to function correctly. Not getting enough blood flow to the brain could be a sign of a vertebrobasilar circulatory disorder. Symptoms can include slurred speech and dizziness. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of vertebrobasilar circulatory disorders here. (Medical News Today)

Is drinking ginger water good for health?
Ginger is a well-known traditional remedy for treating a variety of health conditions, such as pain and nausea. Drinking ginger water is a convenient way of consuming ginger for its potential health benefits. Here, we examine the possible benefits and risks of ginger water, as well as how to make it at home. (Medical News Today)

Six health benefits of safflower oil
Safflower oil is a healthful source of fatty acids in the diet. Research suggests that safflower oil is a heart-healthy choice that may have a range of health benefits, including when used in cooking or on the skin. In this article, we look at six benefits of safflower oil and how it may be useful for weight loss. (Medical News Today)

How does cheese affect cholesterol levels?
Most types of cheese are high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Studies provide conflicting information about the relationship between cheese and blood cholesterol levels. Here, learn more about how cheese may affect a person's cholesterol levels, and which types of cheese are best for a person with high cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

These four foods are proven to lower your cholesterol
A new analysis shows that the so-called Portfolio diet — which consists of four main food components — reduces cholesterol and cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

How are liver function and cholesterol production linked?
The liver has many roles, one being to make cholesterol while another is to remove excess amounts. Healthy cholesterol levels are essential for the liver to function correctly. When the liver has too much cholesterol, there are several things people can do. Learn more about the liver and cholesterol here. (Medical News Today)

Is butter good or bad for cholesterol?
Many people believe that butter is bad for their cholesterol levels because it is high in cholesterol. However, some research suggests that dietary cholesterol does not directly cause high blood cholesterol. It is still best to limit butter in the diet as it contains lots of saturated fat. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about non-fasting triglyceride tests
Triglyceride tests measure the levels of triglycerides in the blood. Concentrations of these fats or lipids in the blood increase after a meal, so fasting triglyceride tests are common. But non-fasting tests may be just as accurate and helpful. Learn more about triglycerides, what they do, and the tests for them here. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar?
Balsamic vinegar is a food cupboard staple in many kitchens. It can be used on roasted vegetables, salads, and as a marinade. In this article, we look at the many health benefits of balsamic vinegar, including reducing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and aiding weight loss. We also cover the possible risks. (Medical News Today)

Dyslipidemia: Everything you need to know
Blood lipids are fatty substances, such as triglycerides and cholesterol. When a person's levels are too high or low, they have dyslipidemia. It can be caused by genetic conditions or lifestyle factors, such as consuming too many foods high in saturated fats. Learn more about symptoms and how dyslipidemia is treated. (Medical News Today)

Cholesterol found to play a role in Alzheimer's
According to the latest study, cholesterol plays a role in the formation of plaques in Alzheimer's disease. The findings open new avenues for drug design. (Medical News Today)

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